SG: iFashion demerges from Malaysian fast fashion brand NOSE


iFashion is working towards achieving its aim of listing on the stock exchange this year

Singapore: IIX’s Impact Partners makes first debt-based deal in Pacific Baby

IIX managing director Robert Kraybill said lending is a great way for first-time impact investors to get involved as they have good visibility that their investment will be paid back within a relatively short timeframe.

People: Kuwait Finance hires six execs; EFG to get former exec as business head

Kuwait Finance House Malaysia appointed a new CEO David Power last year.

Singapore: Frasers Property Australia sells Sydney hotel for nearly $136m

Frasers Property Australia and Sekisui House Australia are selling a Sydney hotel to Australia’s Impact Investment Group in a $135.8 million deal.

Singapore’s GIC, Mapletree fuel student housing spree in bid to spur returns

GIC & Mappletree helped fuel a record $16.2b of student-housing acquisitions in 2016.

Fund focus: Burda seeks early mover advantage as it targets Series B crunch in SEA

Burda is targetting US $3-10 million check sizes in SEA.

Singapore: Aoxin Q&M Dental Group targeting $8m IPO

Aoxin Q&M Dental is looking to raise S$11.4 million in its initial public offer on the SGX Catalist.

Singapore: HR startup EngageRocket closes S$450k angel round

HR startup EngageRocket has closed an angel round of S$450,000 to accelerate product development and growing its team to cater to demand.

Singapore: P&G to invest $100m over five years on digital innovation centre

P&G have partnered with Singapore’s EDB and are investing $100M over the next five years to establish a digital innovation centre in the city-state.

Fund Focus: Cocoon Capital abandons traditional VC approach as it targets B2B startups

Founders Klippgen & Blakey have 30+ years of early-stage investing experience.